Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has come up with yet another exciting, mid-range smartphone, Honor 10 and through this guide, you can proceed to install TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery on it. Honor has been given its own identity outside of Huawei and the new Honor 10 is the latest example of what sets this lineup apart. With an AI-assisted camera, minimal bezel display and an amazing eye-catching paint job, this smartphone is quickly gaining strong popularity among Android users. To even sweeten the deal, read right ahead to have your new Honor 10 installed with a working unofficial TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery.
Power users, enthusiasts and even general Android users wait quite eagerly for TWRP custom recovery support to arrive on new smartphones as it is the basic requirement for further modifications such as root. Gladly, developers have already ported a TWRP custom recovery version to Honor 10 and you can have it installed with this guide. Before we begin, do make sure your Honor 10 has an unlocked bootloader.
Honor 10 TWRP Recovery:
TWRP Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. The newer versions of TWRP such as TWRP 3.2.1 come with a touch-responsive UI which means unlike traditional recovery partitions, you can actually choose the options by tapping on them. TWRP 3.2.1 is the latest available till now and will hopefully also receive all the future updates that get released.
Most Android enthusiasts tend to install TWRP recovery and root their phones right away. Also, there are other numerous uses of a custom recovery like TWRP and some of them we have listed ahead:
- Gaining root
- Creating system backups
- Factory reset
- Wiping system partitions
- Installing custom ROMs / ZIP files
If you are planning to root your phone in the future, you might be interested in reading the benefits of rooting your phone.
HOW TO: Install TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery on Honor 10
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery on Honor 10. If you are used to installing custom firmware through TWRP on Huawei devices, then this should not be any different for you. Flashing and installing a recovery on this phone is very similar to that.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.
- Make sure the bootloader of your phone is unlocked.
- Enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone. [How to Enable USB Debugging]
- Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
- Backup all the data as installing a custom recovery might delete all of your data.
- Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.
- Correct USB Drivers should be installed on your computer.
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If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 1 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.
- Windows: Download platform-tools-latest-windows.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-latest-darwin.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-latest-linux.zip
Step 2 – Connect your Honor 10 to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 3 – Download TWRP (twrp_bkl_0.7.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot / ADB package files.
Step 4 – Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.
Step 5 – Type in the following command and press Enter.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6 – Wait for your phone to boot into Bootloader Mode. You can also enter Bootloader Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power key.